Earl E. Willis, 90, of Russell, KY, formerly of Coal Grove, OH passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY.
Mr. Willis was born on November 24, 1923 in Coal Grove, OH, a son of the late Jettie Dustin and Flora Palmer Willis.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eva May Adkins Willis, along with an infant daughter, Janet Sue Willis, a brother, Ralph Willis, and six sisters: Etta Dials, Irene Reffitt, Ernestine Allen, Jo Doughman, and two infant sisters.
Mr. Willis retired from General Tire Co. and served his country with the Marines in WWII. He was a survivor of the battle of Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Saipan, and Taiwan.
He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and a championship bowler. He loved his pet cockatoo, Mikey.
He was a Master Mason with Smith Lodge 775 F&AM in Flatwoods, KY, and a member of the Ashland Elks Lodge No. 350. Mr. Willis is survived by three nieces: Sue Doughman Holman of Ironton, OH, Alice Reffitt McClean of South Point, OH, and Judi Willis Fleming of St. Louis, MO; two nephews: Joe Doughman of Ironton, OH and Don Willis of Littleton, NC; a great nephew, Don and Cynthia McClean of Coal Grove, OH; and a very special friend, Carol Jean Mullins of Russell, KY, who watched over and cared for him daily.
The funeral was held Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Bailey Family Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Parker officiating.
Burial followed in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, KY.
In lieu of flowers donations may be left to Community Hospice Care Center, 2301 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101.
Online condolences may be left at baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Watson Mosley Jr., 73, of Argillite, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 13, 1940, in Webbville, the son of the late Watson and Ethel Stewart Mosley.
He was a millwright for AK Steel and a peacetime Air Force veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Adele Sue Conn Mosley of Argillite; one daughter, Kelli Davidson and husband Justin of Grayson; two sons, Timothy Mosley of Denton and Sean Peffer and wife Pasha of Marysville, Ohio; three sisters, Ruth Lane and husband Sonny of Ashland, Ruby Webb and husband John of Louisville and Viola Chaplin of Ashland; two brothers, James Mosley and wife Linda and Bill Mosley, all of Louisa; a former daughter-in-law, Sally Mosley of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and eight grandchildren, Andrea Mosley, Timothy Mosley Jr., Kelcee Flocker, Jacob Flocker, Madeleine Peffer, Brennan Peffer, Tyler Davidson and Cheyene Davidson.
A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may made be made to a favorite charity.
Condolences can be left at mfhfuneralhome.com.
Ruth Louise Jenkins Scott, 76, of Greenup, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in the University of Kentucky Hospital.
She was born Sept. 17, 1937, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to the late Claude L. Jordan and Melvina Allen Jordan.
In Addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Lynn Bowling; two brothers, Harold “Sonny” Jordan and Claude “Leonard” Jordan; husband Bennie Wells Jenkins; and husband Rudyard Kipling Kirkpatrick.
She was a former nurse’s aid for Southern Hills Hospital and attended Sand Hill Christian Baptist Church. She was a member of Raceland American Legion and American Vets in Greenup.
She is survived by her husband, George W. Scott. She is also survived by two sons, Steven Michael (Mercedita “Mercy” Samaco) Jenkins and Danny Lee Jenkins; one brother, Larry Gene Jordan; two sisters, Betty Jane Branhan and Barbara Leigh Bentley; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg, Ohio, with Pastor Chuck Branhan officiating.
Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
James William “Bill” McCulley, 74, of Wurtland, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Mr. McCulley was born June 12, 1940, in Glen Wilton, Va., a son of the late James and Gertrude Jett McCulley.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Annabelle Knuckles McCulley; two sisters, Marie Darnell and June McCulley; and one brother, Philip McCulley.
He was a retired foreman for the CSX Railroad and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving are one daughter, Judy Gumbert of Wurtland; one sister, Helen Shumate of Delaware, Ohio; and two brothers, Raymond McCulley and Donald McCulley, both of Worthington, and Richard McCulley of Lexington, N.C.
The funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Evans Funeral Home in Raceland, by the Rev. Donnie B. Akers.
Burial followed in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.
Danny Lee McCabe, 69, of Flatwoods, KY, formerly of Louisville, KY, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at his residence.
Mr. McCabe was born on June 20, 1945 in Zanesville, OH, a son of the late Clarence and Mary Ruth Cable McCabe.
Mr. McCabe was a truck driver for US Express and resident manager for Stor-all Ministorage in Louisville, KY.
He is survived by his loving wife of thirty years, Doris Marlene King-Nutter McCabe; four sons: Matthew Allen McCabe and Luther “Luke” McCabe of Louisville, KY, Joseph McCabe of New Lexington, OH, and Danny McCabe of Shawnee, OH; a daughter, Karen (Dave) McGlouphlin of Zanesville, OH; three step-children: Cathy Smith, April Buckman, Bill Nutter, all of New Straitsville, OH; 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, Chuck (Diana) McCabe of Wurtland, KY.
Services will be scheduled at the convenience of the family.
Bailey Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Carol Conn, 73, of Ashland, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
She was born Jan. 7, 1941, in Ashland, to the late Charles and Bessie Henson Clay.
She was also preceded in death by brothers Charles, John and Tom Clay; and sisters Mary Vivian Clay, Magel Elswick, Evelyn Stapleton and Ethel Dunnigan.
She was a former employee of Hope Laundry and a member of Moore Street Tabernacle, the church she loved. She was a caregiver to her second mother, Christine Conn, and several others.
She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Kendall Conn; sisters Esther (Hobie) Estepp of Catlettsburg and Shirley Vance of Greenup; a brother, David (Lydia) Clay of Northport, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Moore Street Tabernacle by Pastor Danny Pancake and the Rev. Mike Greene.
Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland.
Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the building fund at Moore Street Tabernacle, 2608 Moore St., Ashland, KY 41101 or Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Dennie Mayo Blevins, 72, of Greenup, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at a local health-care facility.
The Scioto County, Ohio, native was born May 18, 1942, a son of the late Andy Efferson and Lona Jones Blevins.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Rick Allen Blevins; a sister, Virginia; and a brother, David.
Mr. Blevins attended Argillite schools and was a self-employed brick mason. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Fox Fairview Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Louise Burton Blevins, whom he married Aug. 5, 1961; two daughters, Janet Elien Blevins-Willis and her husband, Terry, of Kitts Hill, Ohio, and Linda Gaye Blevins of Greenup; four sons and four daughters-in-law, Denny Ray and Dreama Blevins of Kitts Hill, Roger Lee and Becky Blevins of Hillsboro, Texas, Jerry Lane and Robin Blevins of Greenup and Randy Scott and Teresa Blevins of Greenup; six sisters, Dorothy, Delores, Roselle, Blanche, Mary and Evelyn; five brothers, Robert, Gordon, Charles, Paul and George; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, by Pastor Timothy Burge. Burial will be in Blevins Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to phillipsfueneralhome.net.
Newton Marion Gillum, 81, of Marysville, Ohio, formerly of South Shore, died Friday in Union Memorial Hospital in Marysville.
He was born Jan. 1, 1933, in Fullerton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Wright Gillum.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wurtland Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Collier Memorial Gardens in South Portsmouth.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be left at robersonfuneral.com.